‘Book Chapters’ Archive

Covid Stories from East Africa and Beyond: Lived Experiences and Forward-Looking Reflections January 15, 2021 No Comments

Coronavirus happened and is still with us. Its impact has been far reaching, and many lives have been deeply disrupted, even lost. Africans have sought to cope with it in various ways, including giving it names of derision, names of defiance, and names that point to a determination to overcome it. In one of Kenya’s [...]

Parenting Across Cultures, Continents, and Generations No Comments

When I was asked to write on feminist parenting, I checked in with my adult children using social media and asked if I’m a feminist parent. With their resounding assurances – which I share later – I felt comfortable writing this essay. I begin by recounting how our children were born with feminist touches and [...]

L’appropriation pédagogique des technologies : un processus socioculturel June 7, 2020 No Comments

Fonlon (2010) décrit la culture comme la transformation continuelle de soi et de son environnement. Au 21e siècle, le renouvellement continu de la culture scolaire ne se fera pas en dehors de la société en générale, ni de la société du savoir et des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) sur lesquelles elle repose et qui sont de plus en plus utilisées dans les écoles.

Writing and sharing human experiences of COVID in East Africa: Call for potential book chapters April 5, 2020 No Comments

Are you experiencing COVID in East Africa and desiring to write and share your reflections? Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group is preparing a book for this year with about 20 chapters — at least 75% by women. Each chapter is expected to be 5 to 10 pages. Together they will represent diverse situations [...]

Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond March 11, 2020 5 Comments

“I am happy to have a chapter (8) in this inspirational book: Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond.” Kathryn Toure

The essays cut across racial, gender, queer, and geographical difference, raising difficult questions regarding what it means to parent as a feminist, and how feminism shapes our experiences and aspirations of parenting.
—DR. LYN OSSOME, Senior Research Fellow, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda

Does Communication Enrich Integration Policies? October 21, 2013 No Comments

This chapter draws lessons from this three-way discussion and explores how these players—those who design and implement public policies, researchers and journalists—can invent and lead discussion forums in order to influence policies that are closer to citizens’ reality and expectations and that accompany integration.

Communiquer pour enrichir les politiques d’intégration ? June 13, 2012 1 Comment

Ce texte est une rétrospective critique de l’expérience d’une rencontre provoquée entre des acteurs issus de champs sociaux différents avec des logiques, des intérêts différents et qui doivent pourtant coopérer dans la vie professionnelle courante. Tirant les leçons de ce dialogue à trois, ce chapitre explore comment ces différents acteurs – concepteurs et responsables de la mise en œuvre des politiques publiques, chercheurs, journalistes – peuvent inventer et animer des forums d’échange pour influer sur des politiques qui soient plus proches des réalités et des attentes des citoyens, et qui facilitent et accompagnent l’intégration.

Appropriating and making technologies work for you in teaching and learning: depth is of essence May 2, 2009 No Comments

Qu’est-ce que s’approprier les TIC ? Cell phones have been rapidly and creatively appropriated across Africa, in unexpected ways. The computer and internet are not nearly as widely used, especially by teachers. This is because of cost and complexity but also because of time. Teachers do not have opportunities and time to learn to integrate information [...]

Réflexions sur l’impérialisme culturel et les possibilités pédagogiques, émergeantes des rencontres des jeunes en Afrique avec internet July 10, 2008 No Comments

De nombreux universitaires et écrivains ont souligné qu’internet serait une autre forme d’impérialisme culturel utilisée par les entreprises des puissances occidentales pour alimenter fortement des valeurs occidentales et des visions du monde, de la même manière que l’éducation occidentale a été imposée à l’Afrique, après la colonisation. Ces arguments, à propos de la circulation des [...]

Reflections on cultural imperialism and pedagogical possibilities emerging from youth encounters with internet in Africa No Comments

Many academic and popular writers have warned that the internet could be another form of cultural imperialism used by corporate-led western powers to force feed western values and worldviews to the rest of the world, similar to how Western education was imposed on Africa after colonisation. These ongoing arguments about one-way flows of information that [...]